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  1. bunzoburns

    bunzoburns Practice Squad Player

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    I know the WR postion takes a few years to develop, but if you take away Boldin and Fitzgerald from this list, it's rather pathetic.

    I heard last night on the WBCN post game show that Drew Bennett is the best WR UFA on the market next year? Maybe this is what Deion and his agent is arguing.

    See attached MS excel file.
     

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  2. bunzoburns

    bunzoburns Practice Squad Player

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    I guess the attachment is tricky....

    Year Rnd Pick Player Catches Yards TD's
    2004 1 3 Larry Fitzgerald 103 1409 10
    2003 2 *54 Anquan Boldin 102 1402 7
    2002 2 65 Deion Branch 78 998 5
    2002 1 13 Donte Stallworth 70 945 7
    2002 2 63 Antonio Bryant 69 1009 4
    2003 1 *3 Andre Johnson 63 688 2
    2003 3 *74 Kevin Curtis 60 801 6
    2002 2 33 Jabar Gaffney 55 492 2

    2004 1 13 Lee Evans 48 743 7
    2004 1 7 Roy Williams 45 687 8
    2005 1 22 Mark Clayton 44 471 2
    2005 2 35 Reggie Brown 43 571 4
    2002 1 19 Ashley Lelie 42 770 1
    2003 1 *17 Bryant Johnson 40 432 1
    2005 1 21 Matt Jones 36 432 5
    2004 1 29 Michael Jenkins 36 508 3
    2002 2 62 Antwaan Randle El 35 558 1
    2004 1 9 Reggie Williams 35 445 0
    2005 1 3 Braylon Edwards 32 512 3
    2002 2 36 Josh Reed 32 449 2
    2004 1 15 Michael Clayton 32 372 0
    2005 3 83 Chris Henry 31 422 6
    2003 3 *71 Nate Burleson 30 328 1
    2005 1 10 Mike Williams 29 350 1
    2005 1 27 Roddy White 29 446 3
    2002 2 48 Reche Caldwell 28 352 1
    2004 2 62 Keary Colbert 25 282 2
    2005 1 7 Troy Williamson 24 372 2
    2005 3 96 Brandon Jones 23 299 2
    2004 2 50 Devery Henderson 22 343 3
    2003 2 *60 Tyrone Calico 22 191 0
    2005 3 68 Courtney Roby 21 289 1
    2003 3 *95 Billy McMullen 18 268 1
    2005 2 39 Mark Bradley 18 230 0
    2005 2 55 Roscoe Parrish 15 148 1
    2003 1 *2 Charles Rogers 14 197 1
    2004 3 78 Bernard Berrian 13 246 0
    2003 2 *44 Taylor Jacobs 11 100 0
    2003 3 *65 Kelley Washington 10 101 1
    2002 2 46 Tim Carter 10 186 0
    2002 2 47 Andre Davis 9 190 1
    2005 2 58 Terrence Murphy 5 36 0
    2003 2 *45 Bethel Johnson 4 67 1
    2002 1 20 Javon Walker 4 27 0
    2005 2 61 Vincent Jackson 3 59 0
    2004 2 54 Darius Watts 2 22 0
    2002 3 87 Cliff Russell 0 0 0
    2004 3 77 Derrick Hamilton 0 0 0
    2004 3 82 Devard Darling 0 0 0
    2002 3 95 Eric Crouch 0 0 0
    2002 3 86 Marquis Walker 0 0 0
    2004 1 31 Rashaun Woods 0 0 0
    2003 2 *63 Teyo Johnson 0 0 0
     
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  3. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

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    Excellent point. Plus Branch has performed consistently well on the biggest of big stages. Boldin and Fitzgerald are unknown quantities, and Drew Bennett? My chief memory of him is dropping that 4th down pass from McNair in '03 to preserve the Pats win over the Titans in the divisional playoffs. Players of Branch' qualities are extremely rare, and we should all hope everything works out. Many players have had better statistics than Branch during the regular season, and I wonder if fantasy football has prejudiced the jury pool against Branch with the public. But I would rather have Branch than Chad Johnson, who spazzed out with his team in the lead against the Steelers in the playoffs and punched his coach in the locker room at halftime; Randy Moss, T.O., Terry Glenn and Plaxico for character reasons; Marvin Harrison, Amani Toomer, Joe Horn, Joey Galloway and Rod Smith for age; Andre Johnson, Darrell Jackson, Chris Chambers, Antonio Bryant, Lavernues Coles and Jerry Porter for inconsistency; Roy Williams and Michael Clayton for youth and inconsistency. Ruling those out, in my book, here are the rest:

    Players I would want on the Pats more than Branch
    Steve Smith
    Larry Fitzgerald
    Hines Ward
    Tory Holt

    Players in Branch's league:
    Donald Driver
    Reggie Wayne
    Anquan Boldin
    Houshmanzadeh
    Santana Moss


    Fantasy stats do not a football player make. Since the Pats have little chance of acquiring any of the 9 receivers above while Brady is in his prime, IMO they must somehow bring Deion back in the fold. Obviously they chose to play hardball with Deion. They thought they were looking weak after the Seymour contract, and decided to make an example of Deion. IMO, they should have played hardball with the next player up for a contract, after Deion. Sometimes its alright to appear weak temporarily in order to win in the end. Deion should be taken care of. The next guy could have been made an example of. Just an opinion.
     
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  4. NavinR.Johnson

    NavinR.Johnson On the Roster

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    But what if the next guy is Maroney or Ty or Vince or Ben.......?? Really..., I think every Pats fan in the country wants Deion back in a New England uniform but they have offered a fair deal and they must stand their ground or they will crumble from within.
     

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